Step 1 Before registration

To register a tow truck to a business

The business must be registered with the Registraire des entreprises (enterprise register), because you need to provide your Québec enterprise number (NEQ) to register your tow truckMotor vehicle equipped to lift and tow a road vehicle or to load a road vehicle onto its platform..

Registration in the Registre des propriétaires et des exploitants de véhicules lourds (register of owners and operators of heavy vehicles)

The business must be registered in the register of owners and operators of heavy vehicles of the Commission des transports du Québec (CTQ).

If the business purchasing the tow truck is not registered with the CTQ, it may still register the vehicle, but it cannot put it into operation.

Mechanical inspection

The most recent mechanical inspection must have been performed within the past 12 months. You must present a valid mechanical inspection certificate when you register the tow truck.

If the tow truck is not authorized for road use or has been stored for one year or longer

It cannot be re-authorized for road use until it has passed a mechanical inspection carried out by a certified business and a valid mechanical inspection certificate has been issued.